Ruiz

Ruiz is a Hispanic surname meaning "son of Ruy". It has a Portuguese equivlent Ruis. It refers to:

  • Persons
    • Adolfo Ruiz Cortines (1890-1973), President of Mexico 1952-1958.
    • Alejandro R. Ruiz, U.S. Army recipient of Medal of Honor in World War II
    • Ashley Ruiz (1976–), American singer, prior member of the group Menudo
    • Blas Ruiz, Spanish explorer
    • Carlos Ruiz (1979–), Guatemalan football player
    • Carlos Ruiz, Philadelphia Phillies
    • Chris Ruiz (contemporary), German electronic DJ and producer
    • Edgar Humberto Ruiz (1971–), Colombian road cyclist
    • Enzo Ruíz, Uruguayan footballer
    • Estela Ruiz, Mexican-American Marian visionary
    • Félix Ruiz, Spanish footballer
    • Fermín Cacho Ruiz (contemporary), Spanish athlete, 1992 Olympics medalist
    • Frankie Ruiz, (1958–1998) Puerto Rican salsa singer
    • Gabriel Ruiz (composer) (1911), Mexican songwriter
    • Gabriel Ruiz (1980), Argentine footballer
    • Grace Ruiz, actress
    • Héctor Ruiz (1945–), Mexican-American businessman, CEO of AMD
    • Hipólito Ruiz López, Spanish botanist
    • Iván Ruíz (1977–), Cuban volleyball player
    • John Ruiz a.k.a. “The Quiet Man” (1972–), Puerto Rican boxing champion
    • José Francisco Ruiz (1795–1840), Texas revolutionary and politician
    • José Martínez Ruiz, pseudonym Azorin (1873–1967), Spanish poet and writer
    • José Javier Pomés Ruiz (1952–), Spanish politician and Member of the European Parliament
    • Juan Ruiz (1283–1350), Spanish priest and poet
    • Juan Ruiz de Alarcón (1581-1639), dramatist from New Spain
    • Lorenzo Ruiz (c. 1600–1637), Filipino saint
    • Miguel Ángel Ruiz (1952–), a.k.a., "Don Miguel Ruiz", Mexican author, shaman, and teacher of the Toltec tradition
    • Óscar Ruiz, Colombian football referee
    • Pablo Ruiz Picasso (1881–1973) Spanish painter and one of the most recognized figures in 20th century art, probably most famous as the co-founder, along with Georges Braque, of cubism.
    • Raoul Ruiz (1941-2011), Chilean filmmaker
    • Raquel Ruiz Morell, Mexican actress
    • Renata Ruiz (1984–), Chilean model, 2005 Miss Universe contestant
    • Renato Ruiz (1977–), Mexican professional wrestler
    • Rodrigo Ruiz (1972–), Chilean football player
    • Rosie Ruiz (1953-), woman who finished first in the 1980 Boston Marathon but was later found to have cheated by jumping in during the middle of the race
    • Samuel Ruiz (1924-), Mexican bishop from the state of Chiapas
    • Stefanie Ruiz, Brazilian model
    • Tracie Ruiz (1963-), American synchronized swimmer
    • Yumilka Ruíz (1978-), Cuban volleyball player
    • Ruiz, Dayanara (2002-), Honorable ciudadana Mexico-Americana, hermanas Jennifer, Natalya y hermano Ivan.
  • Other
    • Nevado del Ruiz, volcano in Colombia
    • Ruiz, Nayarit, in Mexico


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